Texas Democrat lawmaker warns border scenario will ‘grow to be a disaster’ with out Biden administration motion


Rep. Henry Cuellar, , D-Texas, whose district borders Mexico, says he believes the scenario on the border will “grow to be a disaster” if President Joe Biden’s administration doesn’t take a stronger stance towards unlawful immigration.

“Is it a disaster? No. Is it getting there? Sure,” Cuellar instructed “America’s Newsroom” on Tuesday.

“The numbers have been growing … The variety of unaccompanied children, the variety of households which can be coming in are simply growing day-after-day,” he stated. “In my district, simply a few days in the past, 166 folks [crossed the border], and it simply goes on and simply completely different numbers are going up. So it’s not a disaster but, nevertheless it’s going to get there very quickly.”

The president has orderedpause on funding for the border wall and revoked Trump’s pause on inexperienced card candidates coming into the nation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Biden additionally ended the earlier administration’s “Stay in Mexico” coverage, which allowed immigration enforcement officers to ship non-Mexican asylum seekers to Mexico as they waited for his or her circumstances to be arbitrated within the U.S. courtroom system.

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Cuellar instructed co-hosts Invoice Hemmer and Dana Perino he believes the administration must take motion to curb unlawful immigration.

“The phrases which can be spoken usually are not going to cease them,” he stated. “You bought organizations, felony organizations that make billions of {dollars}, and each time they carry anyone over right here, they make some huge cash. So the organizations are going to maneuver round, and you have to have sure processes in place. In any other case individuals are going to begin persevering with.”

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The Democratic consultant additionally argued that Americans, not those that cross the border illegally, needs to be prioritized to obtain COVID-19 vaccines.

“We care for our folks first,” Cuellar stated. “That’s what we have to do. In order that’s [where] I wish to see these vaccines.”

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“I received communities in my district, folks which were asking for vaccines within the rural areas of the border cities, and so they’re not coming quick sufficient,” he added. “I believe we’re going to see these numbers ramp up with extra vaccines, however I wish to care for my residents first.”

Cuellar has represented Texas’ twenty eighth congressional district, an space situated south of San Antonio, since 2005.

Fox Information’ Brittany De Lea contributed to this report.

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